Geelani condemns Delhi’s ‘revengeful’ attitude towards Kashmiri prisoners

Srinagar

The Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday expressed serious concern about the “pathetic” condition of faced by prisoners in and outside Jammu and Kashmir.

Geelani in a statement said that despite being political prisoners they are denied every right guaranteed in the national or international jail manual.

“Revengeful attitude of the rulers in Delhi has grossed every limit of heartlessness and insensitivity. They willfully prolong their stay in jails through their judicial victimization,” said Geelani in a statement.

Slow and humiliating judicial process has ruined the life of so many young innocents,” Hurriyat (G) chairman in a statement said and cited examples of Tariq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Rafiq Owasi, Iqbal Jan, Samiullah Sheikh and others who were declared innocent after a long period of more than a decade.

“Even the Muslims of India are not speared and champions of Hindutva and the judicial legends in the shape of High Court and Supreme Court take more than 30 years to identify and punish the culprits who in police uniform butchered 42 Muslims in broad-day-light in presence of masses, putting a big question mark on the competence and efficiency of the judicial system of the so-called world’s largest democracy,” he in a statement said.

Hurriyat chairman said that “ghost of NIA” is threatening every Kashmiri and this much-type investigative institution has dug so low to pave its worse in every trivial issue without any documentary proof.

He said that those arrested on factious cases are yet to be augmented with the documentary evidence of their “crimes”.

“Sang Parivaar is only prolonging their custody using judicial fools and Shabir Ahamad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Altaf Ahamad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahamad Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahamad Dar, Shahid Yousaf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Zahoor Ahamad Watali, Asia Andrabi, Fahmeedah Sofi, Naheedah Nasreen continues to bear the brunt of this victimization for more than a year now,” said Geelani.

“Similarly for the last 9 years Dr G M Bhat is languishing in Tihar jail and the list of fake witness (240), out of which only 33 have surfaced in these 9 years and if the judicial pace is same it may need another 50 years for judicial pears to testify his charges,” he added.

He paid rich tributes to the “unwavering commitment and resolve” displayed by the young Hurriyat leaders Masrat Aalam Bhat and Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, and regretted the “denial of justice” to the prisoners of conscience belonging to the resistance movement of Kashmir.

Hurriyat (G) chairman said slapping of public safety act for the 36 times on Masrat Aalam Bhat and about a dozen PSA’s on Mohammad Yousuf Falahi has created a history of non compliance of the judicial orders.

“Indian rulers do not respect their own laws and even the release order from their courts are disrespected and disobeyed,” he added.

He said that judicial victimization is at peak as regards to Kashmir detainees and our pro-freedom leaders and workers are subjugated to dozens of PSA on the self favored charges, which include Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Hakeem Abdul Rashid, Nisar Hussain Rather, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Showkat Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Ab. Gani Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Dentar, Bilal Ahmad Kota, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Umar Aadil Dar, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Shakeel Ahmad Bakshi, Ashiq Hussian Bhat, Basharat Ahmad Mir, Manzoor Ahmad Najar, Riyaz Ahmad Dar, Lateef Ahmad Rather, Lateef Ahmad Dar, Showkat Ahmad Ganie, Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, Sajad Ahmad Bhat, Mushtaq Ul Islam, Asadullah Parray, Farooq Tawheedi, Bilal Ahmad Ganie, Riyaz Ahmad Ahanger, Hakeem Showkat, Mehraj-ud-din Gojri, Sajad Molvi, Ab. Majeed Bhat, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Ab. Rashid Magloo, Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan, Ashiq Hussain Narchoor, Sartaj Ahmad, Siraj-ud-din etc.

Hurriyat chairman while quoting the CRPC section 436-A said that where a person has, during the period of investigation, inquiry or trial under this section of an offence under any law undergone detention for a period extending up to one-half of the maximum period of imprisonment specified for that offence under that law, he shall be released by the court on his personal bond with or without sureties.

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